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JavaScript JavaScript Foundations Variables Basics

mickey Odunikan
mickey Odunikan
4,983 Points

I don't know what they are asking me to do

In the myscript.js file, on line 6, get the element by the id of "container"

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <head>
    <title> JavaScript Foundations: Variables</title>
    <style>
      html {
        background: #FAFAFA;
        font-family: sans-serif;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h1 id="title">JavaScript Foundations</h1>
    <h2>Variables: Basics</h2>

    <div id="container">
      This is a div with the id of "container"
    </div>
  </body>
</html>
<script src="myscript.js"></script>
myscript.js
/* JavaScript Foundations: Variables */

var bgColor = "blue";
var textColor = "#ff9933";

var container = document.getElementById('title');
container.style.background = bgColor;
container.style.color = textColor;

1 Answer

As the line exists you're getting the variable by the id of "title", not "container".